Father Patrick Desbois will be the keynote speaker for Genocide Awareness Week on April 4, 2022, at 7:30 pm. He will speak at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Seats will need to be reserved. We anticipate opening ticketing in January 2022.
Thank you for your patience as this presentation was postponed due to the pandemic.
The Holocaust by Bullets exhibit will be on view at ASU from early March through the end of April next year. Please check back here for more information.
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On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This act of war sounded the death knell for Jewish populations of Eastern Europe. More than two million Jews and Roma were killed by bullets in this territory by German units and their collaborators. This method of extermination has come to be known as the “Holocaust by bullets” or “genocide by mass shooting.” The executioners traveled to villages and faced the victims who were to be massacred before the eyes of their neighbors. Today, Yahad-In Unum teams work to capture those neighbors’ accounts and locate the mass killing sites before time runs out and the eyewitness testimonies are forever silent.
Yahad – In Unum (YIU) combines the Hebrew word Yahad, meaning “together,” with the Latin phrase In Unum, meaning “in one.” Founded in 2004 by internationally renowned humanitarian and activist, Father Patrick Desbois, YIU is a global organization raising consciousness of the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions by Nazi killing units in Eastern Europe during World War II. This was the infamous “Holocaust by Bullets,” the prototype for the ensuing disease of modern genocide. The massacres in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria have all been modeled after the systematic tactics carried out during the “Holocaust by Bullets.”